In Memoriam: Guido H. Inguanzo Sr.

Thursday, December 20, 2018 0 Comments

In Memoriam: Guido H. Inguanzo Sr.
Longtime Miami Lakes resident Guido H. Inguanzo Sr. passed away at his home on December 6 at the age of 86. He was born in Viñales, Pinar Del Rio, Cuba and was a pioneer and leader in the telecommunications field in his homeland.
In 1962, Inguanzo fled Cuba’s totalitarian government for freedom in the United States and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1977. He was married to his wife Pilar for over 53 years.
Inguanzo worked for TRT Telecommunications from the mid-1960s until the late 1980s. He then had a second career as a public servant working to the City of Hialeah where he was a civilian employee of the Police and Fire departments. He considered his work in the public sector was his most important because he was able to help people. He retired from Hialeah in 2000.
His commitment to pubic service inspired his two sons to seek government careers. His son Guido Jr. is the Village Clerk for the Village of Pinecrest and his son Ramiro is the assistant Village Manager for Bal Harbour Village. His daughter-in-law Gina is the Town Clerk for the Town of Miami Lakes.
Inguanzo was an active participant in the Town of Miami Lakes’ Elderly Affairs Committee activities and events, and was a founder and organizer of the Town’s Domino Tournament. Several years ago, in the help of Town officials, he created the Miami Lakes Domino Club where friends could gather nightly at Royal Oaks Park to play dominos.
Inguanzo was a longtime parishioner of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and then Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. A funeral mass was held for him on December 6 at Our Lady of the Lakes and was officiated by the Reverend Rolando Medina, a longtime family friend, and included a Police and Fire Honor Guard as a tribute to her service to public safety.
Anyone wishing to honor Inguanzo’s memory are encouraged to make a donation in his name to the Miami Lakes Domino Club. Details can be found on the Town of Miami Lakes website, www.miamilakes-fl.gov.

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